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Mike - 2018-11-04
Saved my buddy's after house fire!32 years ago.he is still doing great 👍

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JL North - 2018-11-02
My favorite fish, I've kept Bolivians for about 15 years. Very smart and personable, waggling their fins excitedly whenever they see me. Good informative articles, more accurate than usually found on the net. They are definitely bottom-huggers, however, rather than middle. They will swim up to the middle but rarely farther, so sinking food is best. When young they will get along with their own kind, but I've never successfully kept two or more grown males in the same tank (even large ones). They are peaceful with and actually barely notice other tankmates, but don't tolerate seeing other Bolivians - it just never ends well. You become the center of their world, and they don't like competition. What's not to love?

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texastkc - 2018-11-01
I accidentally became a breeder of black kuhli loaches... I started with 3 of them (all that was available). I have a 55g tank that has been running fish since August. I have river rock substrate. In addition to the kuhlis, I have platys, guppies, pristella tetras, a gourami and a young angel, a bn pleco, some snails...yeah that's about it. I have some live plants and some moss balls. My ph is usually around 7 and I don't even know my hardness levels. Basic tank, right? A few weeks ago, my oldest son thought he saw something wiggling around in the rocks along the glass wall. By the time I got over to look, it was gone. A few days later, I saw something too and the face made me think kuhli, but reading online says that is rare and I don't have prime conditions (the rock instead of sand, etc.). This week, I have kuhlis out and about that are about half the size of my original 3. I have some much smaller ones that still go down into the rocks. And I still see faces among the rocks that are very tiny. I have accidentally been breeding kuhli loaches. Reading about others who have had the same experience, it seems the river rock is great for breeding as the eggs fall down and provides protection until they get to size. I also tend to overfeed which means feeding debris for adults and babies. I also tend to move my rocks so I create moving holes for movement. There is also a theory that the livebearers in the tank may be producing pheromones that stimulate breeding. Funny thing is that none of my platy or guppy fry make it more than a day or two because of the tetras and the angel who are always hunting. They have shown zero interest in the young kuhlis. Right now I have at least 5 baby khulis, but each day I'm seeing possibly more. Hard to be sure since they keep disappearing into the rocks!

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Christian - 2008-12-24
I have an aba aba fish which is 12 inch long. I would like to ask what others can I put with him in 75 gal. Thank you very much. Merry xmas

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  • Tlaloc - 2010-07-14
    You could for now as long as all other fish in the tank are as big, and can get aggressive if pushed around, cuz judging from the info above it's gonna be top dog in a tank. Also your gonna need a MUCH bigger tank, cuz it's gonna reach 3 and half feet MIN. and have teeth like surgical scalpels.
  • Dipo Opadokun - 2011-02-21
    Tilapia broodstock e.g. Oreochromis niloticus can be kept with aba aba (Gymnarchus niloticus). If the space is large enough, Tilapia will breed and offspring can serve as supplementary food for Gymnarchus; although the tilapia broodstock itself is in danger of being eaten by Gymnarchus if there is scarcity of food in the tank.
  • Bobby sydnor - 2018-10-28
    You ask what other fish can you place with your Aba Aba the answer is a resounding nothing can be a safe tank mate to them .If the the fiish is. smaller ,it will eat it, if it is larger ,even twic as large it will take nips out of it, unless it was put in the tank while it was very young and small and was allowed to grow up with said fish??????, and that's a maybe.


    Bob Sydnor
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heidi ward - 2014-12-15
Have male electric blue roughly 5-6 inches about 12-14 months old color is bold but still developing looking to sell best offer local pickup in Ct.

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  • Eddie - 2015-03-06
    If you still have EBJD 150
  • jayjay - 2015-06-14
    I have some for sale
  • Badri - 2018-10-22
    I want to buy them if possible can u WhatsApp me 9742634694 ta with the rates
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Shirley Butler - 2018-10-17
Chinese Hillstream Loaches I did a lot of research before I bought my Chinese Hillstream Loach. I set my 55 gal. tank up with gravel for live plants a good filter, good size rocks, and extra water circulation. Put in Live plants, 10 neon blue tetras, 10 harlequin tetras and 10 marble hatchets. Kept my tank at 72 deg. unfortunately the hatchets got sick and died in my quarantine tank. I added some kuhli loaches and Julii Corydoras. I waited about four weeks. Then the tank was ready. I got four Chinese Hillstream Loaches. They laid eggs, one baby survived. I’m thinking about adding more blue neon or Threadfin Rainbowfish or Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish. Those were the only fish I could find that may be compatible in that tank temperature. My 20 gal. unheated tank has dojos, white clouds, harlequins, zebras and a fatty fan tail calico goldfish. I wanted something I don’t have. Any suggestion?

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Karlos - 2018-10-12
Looking to purchase a male Dovi cinclid for my female Dovi shes approx 10 inches

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Dave - 2018-08-28
I have wot was sold me as a flowerhorn ciclid, 9-10 inches now. But no kok. Does this mean the fish is female?

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  • Anonymous - 2018-10-02
    If there's black strain on yiur flowerhorn dorsal fin then most likely yes
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Tom Gates - 2018-10-01
I have a bueatiful 13 to 14 inch male Pangasius shark. What should I ask for it. He has quadtriplied in size in just a few months. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks, Tom

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Dante Campbell - 2017-10-30
Selling green terrors.. Just had fry so letting them grow a little then there on the market....releasing 3 to 4 weeks from now but taking orders now

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  • HYDRO - 2018-01-26
    still up for grabs ???????
  • Jackson Stone - 2018-10-01
    Do you ship them or are they for pick up only? And if so how much are you selling them for?
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